Ouistreham to Portsmouth ferry

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Ouistreham - Portsmouth Ferry Timetable

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Journey Information

You can pick from 3 daily ferry trips between Ouistreham and Portsmouth. The average ferry journey from Ouistreham to Portsmouth takes 6 hours and 40 minutes, but some Brittany Ferries ferry trips are as short as 6 hours.

Distance113 mi (182 km)
Shortest duration6h 0m
Cheapest price£20.90
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceBrittany Ferries
Ferry lines1

Price trends for ferries from Ouistreham to Portsmouth

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What ferry companies travel from Ouistreham to Portsmouth?

There is one ferry company that operates from Ouistreham to Portsmouth. Brittany Ferries is the only company that connects the two cities by ferry. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled ferries per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.

FerryDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Brittany Ferries36h 41m£66.09
  • Book Brittany Ferries from Ouistreham to Portsmouth from £21. There are 3 Brittany Ferries schedules from Ouistreham to Portsmouth and you can expect on average to pay for a Brittany Ferries ticket to Portsmouth. In Ouistreham, Brittany Ferries departs to Portsmouth from Ferry Terminal Caen and no other station. In Portsmouth, Brittany Ferries arrives at Wightlink Gunwharf Terminal and no other station.

    An average trip on Brittany Ferries from Ouistreham to Portsmouth takes 6 hours and 41 minutes , while the fastest available Brittany Ferries trip will get you to Portsmouth in 6 hours and 0 minutes .

    On weekends, Brittany Ferries offers 3 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to Portsmouth.

Frequently Asked Questions

The ferry usually takes around 6 hours and 40 minutes to cover the 113 miles (182 kilometers) from Ouistreham to Portsmouth. However, the fastest ferry only takes 6 hours, The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the ferry. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

The busiest day of the week to travel by ferry from Ouistreham to Portsmouth is on Tuesday. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out. On the other hand, Thursday is typically when ferries are least crowded. If you’re looking for a little extra space, taking a ferry on Thursday is the way to go.

The earliest ferry leaves Ouistreham at 08:00. The latest ferry leaves Ouistreham at 23:00. To see the times for all ferries between the first and last ones, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 3 scheduled ferries that travel from Ouistreham to Portsmouth every day. Of these, 3 are direct ferries, meaning that you do not have to change ferries at any point during your trip.

City Information


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Portsmouth, located on the South coast of England, is home to several important historical dockyards and thus a storied maritime heritage. Though many people travel here to experience the nautical atmosphere, Portsmouth also offers many attractions and experiences to suit every taste.

For a taste of the sea, Henry VIII's Mary Rose is a must-see attraction, as well as Lord Nelson's famous HMS Victory. Both ships are accompanied by museums where visitors can learn more about these significant historical warships. If the weather drives you inside, take a walk around the Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery, hosting a variety of displays and recreations of how life has changed in Portsmouth over the centuries. To see the whole city all at once, climb Spinnaker Tower to see the city from 170 meters high. Finally, if you're feeling brave, walk across the glass Sky Walk to see the waves crash on the shore beneath your feet.

Due to its many ports, Portsmouth is accessible via ferry, as well as train, car, and bus. The South Western Railway makes getting to Portsmouth from London and other southern towns easy, while National Express and Megabus provide bus services that link many other major towns and cities.

Station Information

Where does the ferry leave from in Ouistreham?

Main departure station: Ferry Terminal Caen

Most ferries depart from the main station in Ouistreham.

All ferry stations in Ouistreham:

  • Ferry Terminal Caen

Where does the ferry arrive in Portsmouth?

Main arrival station: Wightlink Gunwharf Terminal

All ferries from Ouistreham arrive at one main station in Portsmouth.

Ferry stations in Portsmouth:

  • Wightlink Gunwharf Terminal

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